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6 Types of Alternative Dish Soap Uses in the Kitchen
Did you know you there is alternative dish soap uses in the kitchen besides cleaning your dishes? I grabbed a bottle of Palmolive® Multi-Surface Dish Soap, in the dish detergent aisle, during my last visit to Walmart to put it to the test. I found out that I can clean so much more than just the dishes in my kitchen sink with this liquid miracle. Not only are my dishes sparkling but the rest of my kitchen is too!
Try these 6 types of alternative dish soap uses:
1. Clean Your Kitchen Counter Tops and Floors – An alternative dish soap use comes in handy on kitchen counter tops and floors, whether you have carpet, linoleum or tile.You can easily use liquid dish soap to get your floor sparkling clean in no time. For cleaning your tile or linoleum floors, mix equal parts dish soap and Epson Salt to create a gritty paste. Scrub the paste onto the floor and wipe clean. You can also do this to clean the tiles on your walls. Do you have carpet in your kitchen with stains? You can easily get rid of these stains by adding a few drops of dish soap to two cups of warm water. Simply blot the stain with a clean white cloth, sponge with cold water and blot dry with a clean cloth.
Caution: Do not use water and dish soap on hardwood flooring. This could cause your beautiful hardwood floors to warp!
2. Clean Your Blender – Taking your blender apart and sending through the dishwasher or hand cleaning can be a pain! Instead, simply fill your blender partly with water and a few drops of dish soap. Cover your blender and run for a few seconds. Empty and rinse. Let your blender air dry. I find this is much easier than trying to hand clean those sharp blades!
3. Clean Your Kitchen Cabinets – Have you ever taken a close look at your kitchen cabinets? They can get pretty nasty! To clean your kitchen cabinets, just add 1 part dish soap to 10 parts water in a bucket. Use a non-abrasive sponge or cloth and rub the mixture on your cabinets. You can easily remove any grease built-up on your kitchen cabinets with this mixture. Be sure to dry your cabinets, especially if they are wood.
4. Clean Your Kitchen Sponges – Kitchen sponges can get pretty nasty and we don’t even realize the bacteria holding on to them. Add a drop of dish soap to your sponge and run under warm water. I also like to nuke them in the microwave for a few seconds after a good cleaning. This is a great way to zap that bacteria.
5. Clean Marble & Granite – Be sure to take care of that natural stone investment with a good cleaning. You don’t want to use a harsh cleaner on your beautiful marble and granite counters. Use a simple solution of dish soap and warm water to keep that natural stone looking its best.
6. Kill Bacteria – No matter what surface you are cleaning, the Palmolive® Multi-Surface dish soap kills 99.9% of bacteria! Palmolive® Multi Surface eliminates 99.9% of bacteria (*staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella enterica and E. coli ((157:H7)) from dishes and hard non porous kitchen surfaces. I love that I don’t have to worry about my family coming in contact with bacteria especially when it comes to our dishes. Palmolive® Multi-Surface dish soap can be used to clean the dishes and on surfaces as described above. Plus, I can easily find it while I’m shopping at Walmart.
Bonus: After all that hard work and cleaning it’s time for some fun! Give your kids a fun activity by creating bubbles! Simply mix dish soap with warm water and use a bubble wand to dip in the mixture. Your kids will be blowing bubbles in no time!
What’s your favorite alternative dish soap uses? Do you use it in other rooms in your house?